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Bacterial Pneumonia Vaccines and Childhood Pneumonia: Are We Winning, Refining, or Redefining?

Published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, this article provides an overview of the diagnostic challenges of bacterial pneumonia and highlight the need for refining the current diagnostic approach to ensure adequate epidemiological surveillance of …

Author: Obaro S, Madhi S

Published: 2006

Baseline Meningococcal Carriage in Burkina Faso Before the Introduction of a Meningococcal Serogroup A Conjugate Vaccine

The vaccine MenAfriVac™ has the potential to confer herd immunity by reducing carriage prevalence of epidemic strains. To better understand this phenomenon, the authors of this article, published in Clinical and Vaccine …

Author: Kristiansen PA, Diomandé F, Wei SC, et al.

Published: 2011

Basic Steps in the Preparation of Health Care Waste Management Plans for Health Care Establishments

This document provides basic steps and a simple and practical approach for the preparation of a health care waste management (HCWM) plan in small, medium, and large health care establishments. This guide aims to assist managers of health care …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2002

Basic Support for Institutionalizing Child Survival (BASICS)

After more than 15 years of providing technical assistance for child survival programs in developing countries, BASICS concluded most of its country programs on September 29, 2009. This website is dedicated to ensuring access to the tools and …

Author: BASICS

Published: 2009

Before and After: How an Online Immunization Registry has Benefitted Health Workers in Albania

Starting in 2009, the Albanian Institute of Public Health collaborated with project Optimize to implement an online immunization information system (IIS) that can schedule and record all child immunizations in the country, as well as manage vaccine …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2013

Best Infection Control Practices for Interdermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular Needle Injections

From the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, this article discusses evidence-based guidelines for making injections safer. Abstracts are available in Spanish, French, and Arabic.

Author: Hutin Y, Hauri A, Chiarello L, et al.

Published: 2003

Best Infection Control Practices for Skin-Piercing Intradermal, Subcutaneous, and Intramuscular Needle Injections

This leaflet outlines the best practices for safe injections, with pictograms to aid in training. Topics include preventing needlestick injuries to the provider, using sterile equipment, preventing contamination of equipment and medication, and …

Author: World Health Organization, Safe Injection Global Network, and the International Council of Nurses

Published: 2001

Biological Challenges and Technological Opportunities for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine Development

This article, published in Immunological Reviews, provides an overview of the barriers that have challenged and delayed the development of vaccines against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and identifies opportunities that could help overcome these …

Author: Graham B

Published: 2011

BioVentures for Global Health

BioVentures for Global Health (BVGH) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by accelerating the development of novel biotechnology-based drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics to address the unmet medical needs of the developing world. …

Author: BioVentures for Global Health

Breakeven Analysis for Various Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Presentations in Vietnam and Uganda

This report highlights a study that uses a breakeven cost analysis to compare potential prices, wastage rates, and cold chain requirements for various human papillomavirus vaccine presentations. The results of this study provide insight into …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2010

Breaking the Cycle With Vaccines: The Malaria Life Cycle

This graphic displays the malaria parasite's life cycle and highlights where three different types of vaccines could interrupt various stages of the life cycle.

Author: PATH

Bridging the "Know-Do" Gap: Meeting on Knowledge Translation in Global Health

This meeting report provides guidance on knowledge translation strategies that can "harness the power of scientific evidence and leadership to inform and transform policy and practice." The report includes examples of country and regional …

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2005

Bringing Online Immunization Registries to Low-Resource Countries

Today, most health workers at the service‐delivery level in developing countries use paper‐based systems to track the individuals who have been vaccinated and the vaccines and other resources used during the process. This fact sheet describes …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2012

Broadening the Age Restriction for Initiating Rotavirus Vaccination in Regions With High Rotavirus Mortality: Benefits of Mortality Reduction Versus Risk of Fatal Intussusception

This article, published in Vaccine, reports on a study that assessed the potential benefits of mortality reduction versus the risk of fatal intussusception when (a) the first dose of rotavirus vaccine was administered by 12 weeks of age compared …

Author: Patel MM, Clark AD, Glass RI, et al.

Published: 2009

Broadly Protective Protein-Based Pneumococcal Vaccine Composed of Pneumolysin Toxoid-CbpA Peptide Recombinant Fusion Protein

Pneumococcus, meningococcus and Haemophilus influenzae cause a similar spectrum of infections in the ear, lung, blood, and brain. They share cross-reactive antigens that bind to the laminin receptor of the blood-brain barrier as a molecular basis …

Author: Mann B, Thornton J, Heath R, et al.

Published: 2013

A Broken Trust: Lessons from the Vaccine–Autism Wars

This article, published in PLoS Biology, discusses Sharon Kaufman's investigation into the forces fueling the growing divide between scientists and citizens, with the vaccine–autism link as her example. Kaufman aimed to …

Author: Gross L

Published: 2009

Building Next-Generation Vaccine Supply Systems: Supply Chain Modeling and Optimization

This fact sheet describes how Project Optimize—a collaboration between the World Health Organization and PATH—and their partners are working with countries to model the impact of changes to vaccine logistics and supply systems on vaccine …

Author: PATH, World Health Organization

Published: 2012

Burden and Aetiology of Diarrhoeal Disease in Infants and Young Children in Developing Countries (the Global Enteric Multicenter Study, GEMS): A Prospective, Case-Control Study

This article, published in The Lancet, reports on results of the Global Enteric Multicenter Study (GEMS), which was designed to identify the aetiology and population-based burden of pediatric diarrheal disease in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia. …

Author: Kotloff KL, Nataro JP, Blackwelder WC, et al.

Published: 2013

Burden of Disease and Circulating Serotypes of Rotavirus Infection in Sub-Saharan Africa: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

To assess the potential impact of rotavirus vaccines in sub-Saharan Africa, researchers reviewed recent published data on rotavirus burden among children aged five years old and circulating serotypes in sub-Saharan Africa. Though many countries …

Author: Sanchez-Padilla E, Grais RF, Guerin PJ, et al.

Published: 2009

Burden of Disease Caused by Streptococcus Pneumoniae in Children Younger than 5 Years: Global Estimates

This article, published in The Lancet, releases new global burden of disease data for Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus), a leading cause of bacterial pneumonia, meningitis, and sepsis in children worldwide. The results also include data at the …

Author: O'Brien KL, Wolfson LJ, Watt JP, et al.

Published: 2009

The Burden of JE in Southeast Asia: The Role of NGOs in the Fight Against the Disease

This presentation, given at the 2006 meeting of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, provides an overview of JE disease burden and the activities of the PATH JE project.

Author: PATH

Published: 2006

Burden of Paediatric Rotavirus Gastroenteritis (RVGE) and Potential Benefits of a Universal Rotavirus Vaccination Programme with a Pentavalent Vaccine in Spain

This study, published in BMC Public Health, assesses the health outcomes and the economic impact of a universal rotavirus vaccination program with RotaTeq, a pentavalent rotavirus vaccine, against a no vaccination program in Spain. The study …

Author: Diez-Domingo J, Surinach NL, Alcalde NM, Betegon L, Largeron N, Trichard M

Published: 2010

The Burden of Pneumococcal Disease Among Latin American and Caribbean Children: Review of the Evidence

This article, published in the Pan American Journal of Public Health, estimates the annual burden of pneumonia, meningitis, and acute otitis media caused by pneumococcus in children less than five years of age in Latin America and the …

Author: Valenzuela MT, O'Loughlin R, De La Hoz F, et al.

Published: 2009

The Burden of Pneumococcal Disease and Cost-Effectiveness of a Pneumococcal Vaccine in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Review of the Evidence and a Preliminary Economic Analysis

This report estimates the burden and costs of pneumococcal disease in Latin America and the Caribbean in order to inform national health authorities about disease burden and the economic value of implementing a pneumococcal …

Author: Sabin Vaccine Institute

Published: 2007

Business and Cervical Cancer: Opportunities to Save Lives

This document is a five-page brief on cervical cancer prevention. It discusses the growing threat of human papillomavirus (HPV), early detection and screening, and available options for prevention and treatment. It also explores various …

Author: GBCHealth

Published: 2013

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